University worth it?

Millions spent going to university. No jobs guaranteed but yet still we are encouraged to get a university education to help build up Jamaica yet I see several advertisements in the paper and on the television encouraging young people to seek a university education in other countries.

Thousands of students enter universities each year and have a degree to show at the end.

Is seeking a university education simply about just having a degree to show at the end or becoming equipped with the skills needed to help Jamaica to move forward.

  

If universities are being seen as an avenue to bring those who are viewed as being in the lower class on the same shelf as the upper class then why is that university education so expensive?

Why is it that often times to get a scholarship it’s those who know someone are more favoured to be selected while those who have no fancy labels to their names have to work double or triple times harder to have their names be on the list?

tuition fees, cost of education, expensive schoolsDivisions don’t stop there they follow us into the work world and it’s still those who know someone are given the first opportunity to prove themselves regardless of the fact that both received the same level of qualifications.

Why spend millions of dollars to get the prized education despite often times not learning as much as one should if you still have to work even harder to create your job opportunities.

Or is that the main reason why we are being pressured to get a university education, to create jobs?

Before thousands of dollars are being requested of us to seek this education that is so valued by society shouldn’t we be guaranteed jobs as a contribution from our country that is pressuring us to become more educated?

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Misty Mountain Herbs
7 years ago

The one and only thing one needs to learn in school, is how to learn, how to think. All a university degree gives you is the ability to think, analyse and reason, the rest is up to you. And, with access to book and the internet, the sky is the limit.

Michelle Scott
7 years ago

The professors in institutions of higher learning are facilitators of learning; how much a student learns is in the hands of the student. We are living in an era of unlimited amounts of information, and various methods of accessing. In primary school 3rd I was taught ‘Labor for learning before you grow old; for learning is better than silver and gold, silver and gold will vanish away but a good education will never decay.’ Unfortunately we do not have as many competent lectures as used to. This not only an issue in Jamaica this is an international issue. We know… Read more »

Michelle Scott
5 years ago

The professors in institutions of higher learning are facilitators of learning; how much a student learns is in the hands of the student. We are living in an era of unlimited amounts of information, and various methods of accessing. In primary school 3rd I was taught ‘Labor for learning before you grow old; for learning is better than silver and gold, silver and gold will vanish away but a good education will never decay.’ Unfortunately we do not have as many competent lectures as used to. This not only an issue in Jamaica this is an international issue. We know… Read more »

Misty Mountain Herbs
5 years ago

The one and only thing one needs to learn in school, is how to learn, how to think. All a university degree gives you is the ability to think, analyse and reason, the rest is up to you. And, with access to book and the internet, the sky is the limit.